When you love your partner, communication is key. You consider their thoughts and feelings about anything and everything, big or small, and always listen to what they have to say. You’re there to listen and be the shoulder to cry on when they need it, and you’re there to celebrate the happy news in their life. And you know how much you hate basketball? Well, you’ll still watch a game with him every now and then simply because you love him and want to share his interests. You’ll willingly go and get a pedicure with your girl because she asked you too? Now that’s love.
Accepting someone for who they are and not judging them based off their looks, past, or quirks, is simply the easiest way to show someone you love them. If you can accept him with ALL of his flaws and never throw it in his face or judge him harshly because of it, then you have shown him how deeply you love and care for him.
Being yourself is another insanely easy way to show someone you love them. After all, if you’re hiding behind lies and deceit, you’re not giving this individual your all. You’re not letting them in and letting them see YOU for who you truly are, and they can’t truly love you without knowing you to the fullest. That being said, be yourself. Don’t be afraid to show your good and bad side. Be open and honest with your partner if you love them and want them to love you back.
If you didn’t love them, you could care less if their friends hated you. You wouldn’t bother trying to make a good impression with their family. On the other hand, going out of your way to make sure the friends accept and love you and the family thinks your a perfect fit is a great and powerful way to say I love you. And if you’re willing to help out the family with events- maybe bringing some extra food to his grieving uncle or visiting the hospital to make sure her grandma is okay- is another great way to show how much you care. After all, when you love someone, you don’t just care about THEM but everyone who is close to them.
Through email or instant messenger.
Okay, seriously. How impersonal is that? I would hate to open my Facebook account, see a new message from my boyfriend, and see ‘I love you’ written in the message box. Absolutely no romance, and he didn’t even go out of his way to say it in a genuinely caring and charming way. Instant mood killer- and if you do end up doing it through email or instant messenger, I can almost guarantee you won’t get an I love you in return.
Through a mutual friend.
Seriously, we’re not in seventh grade anymore. We don’t use our friends to tell our other friend that we ‘like like’ them. If you really love someone- and it’s not fake, phony, or simply just lust- then you need to tell them yourself, no matter how you end up doing it. DO NOT let a friend spill the beans for you!
When you’ve been drinking.
Do I really need to explain this one? Drinking leads to saying things we don’t always mean to the fullest. If you’ve been drinking, keep it flirty and casual. Don’t confess your love to your mate while you’re slurring your words and falling off your chair. That’s not romantic or sweet; it’s just pathetic.